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Alec Baldwin sued for defamation by family of slain Marine

Jan. 19, 2022 18:13 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The widow and two sisters of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin, alleging the actor exposed them to a flood of social media hatred by claiming on Instagram that one sister was an “insurrectionist” for attending former President Donald Trump's...

By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year

Jan. 16, 2022 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growth surged; so did inflation....

Somalia's government spokesperson wounded in suicide bombing

Jan. 16, 2022 08:08 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded Sunday in a suicide bombing that the al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appeared to be the sole target in the attack near his residence by a busy intersection...

Argentina protests Iranian suspect at Nicaragua event

Jan. 11, 2022 14:48 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presence of a senior Iranian official at the investiture of Nicaragua’s president has angered Argentina, which alleges the official was involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Argentina’s Foreign...

Cruz apologizes for describing Jan. 6 attack as terrorism

Jan. 07, 2022 18:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had desperation written on his face. The conservative ideologue and potential 2024 presidential contender appeared on Fox News Channel's “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show Thursday to apologize for describing the Jan. 6 insurrection as “a...

Americans do not remember Jan. 6 Capitol riot as one people

Jan. 07, 2022 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Side by side at ground zero on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Republican governor read from the Gettysburg Address and a Democratic governor read from the Declaration of Independence as Americans everywhere mourned and remembered as one people. ...

Afghan Taliban turn blind eye to Pakistani militants

Jan. 06, 2022 04:25 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But it’s a birthday without the birthday boy. Her son, Asfand Khan, was 15 in...

After suicide bombing, Congo officials fear more attacks

Dec. 26, 2021 14:48 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities in eastern Congo announced an evening curfew and new security checkpoints Sunday, fearing more violence after a suicide bomber killed five people in the first attack of its kind in the region. Beni Mayor Narcisse Muteba, a police colonel, warned...

Suicide bomber attacks bar in eastern Congo, killing 6

Dec. 25, 2021 16:56 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant and bar Saturday as patrons gathered on Christmas Day, killing at least six others in an eastern Congolese town where Islamic extremists are known to be active. Heavy gunfire rang out shortly after the bomb went off, with...

Germany acknowledges mistakes 5 years after Berlin attack

Dec. 19, 2021 15:56 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Five years after a terror attack killed 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market, Germany's president acknowledged Sunday that the government had not lived up to its duty to protect its citizens that day. “We have to admit that the state has not been able to keep its...